Ski Jumper Wins Running Race Up A Ski Jump Hill 

STORY BY Patrick 15th June 2019

The Red Bull 400, billed as “the world’s steepest 400-metre race”, has returned for its ninth season.  

The concept is fairly simple, running up a very steep hill, often the wrong way” up a ski jumping hill, usually with netting to hang on to, as fast as you can. Simple, but described as “…the most gruelling physical pressure racers will ever face.” 

This year the series has been extended to 20 venues in 17 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, most attracting up to 1,000 participants in multiple heats. After the initial race stages the top 40 men and women battle it out. 

Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was among those competing at the race up the ski flying hill at Copper Peak in Michigan in May. The 24-year-old, two-time Olympian proved that she is just as equipped to travel up ski jumps as she is to fly down them by winning the Women’s title at the race. 

“Im stoked to win, and to see the amazing community and atmosphere around a ski jump warms my heart,” said Hendrickson.

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